A Canadian couple exposed as serial bad tenants have narrowly avoided jail after paying the final rent bill of $6,000 owed to one former landlord.
According to CBCnews.ca, the carefree couple, Susan and Chris Perret, have been accused by several landlords of living nearly rent-free at various properties in British Columbia since July 2012.
The property manager's nightmare duo were evicted by a former landlord after they failed to pay rent for five months.
The landlord took them to the small claims court over unpaid rent, claiming the pair racked up $7,900 in arrears.
The Perrets began to slowly repay their former landlord, Suman Parasad, after she took them to the small claims court. On April 28, a judge in Port Coquitlam ordered the Perrets to repay the outstanding $6,000 to Ms Parasad by June 9, and told the couple they would be jailed if they failed to do so.
CBCnews.ca reported Ms Parasad, now with the cash in hand, says she wants to help the other seven landlords who believe they are also owed money by the Perrets.
In total, eight landlords have told CBC the Perrets failed to pay rent in the last two years. With Ms Parasad's case now settled, the combined sum the landlords said they were owed tallies $31,750 in unpaid rent and other expenses.